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FOX News
Aug 10, 2009 10:00pm EDT
speaker nancy pelosi and majority leader harry reid said yes. rush limbaugh does not like it. you will hear when you're an years what rush limbaugh thinks about these un-american comments. -- you will here with your own years -- hear with your own ears. this is a bombshell. olivia newton-john's ex- boyfriend thought to be dead for years. first, protestors were called angry mobs, and now "and american." in a "usa today" op-ed, it is written -- and now "un-american ." >> to disrupt public meetings and members of congress from conducting a civil dialogue. these interruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views of the facts themselves, drowning out opposing views. simply an american. so -- simply un-american. so are they? >> we are not going to do anything. >> why do you not go home? >> how dare you. how dare you think that i am part of a conspiracy. how dare you! >> something that was brought up in the early 1930's in germany. >> i hope in a civilized manner without yelling -- >> to eliminate discrimination. [yelling] >> the constitution -- greta: a
CNN
Aug 7, 2009 4:00pm EDT
politically. they don't want to make the same mistake here, wolf. >>> rush limbaugh compared democrats to nazis when it comes to health care reform. now, the white house is firing back. stand by. sometimes diplomacy is like a dance. sometimes it is a dance. check out the secretary of state, hillary clinton. she gets her groove on. we will show you how she is dancing in africa. a lot more right here in "the situation room." meet jack. recently turned 65. glad he's now got medicare on his side. but jack knows that medicare part b cpders only... 80% of medical expenses. so, he got himself an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan -- insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. a medicare supplement plan... lets you to keep your own doctor, helps you budget medical costs, and it picks up some of that 20%, potentially saving you thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. if you're turning 65, or are 65 already, call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. learn more about aarp medicare supplement insurance, and its wide range of coverage options, competitive pric
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 7:00am EDT
always at jackson's side? >>> the newest poster person for diet and weight loss. rush limbaugh loses 90 pounds in 5 months. a new diet trend. could it work for you? >>> and the boom that went bust. we show you how not to blow up a >>> and the boom that went bust. we show you how not to blow up a building. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. welcome to this new week. i'm diane sawyer with robin roberts on monday, august 3rd, 2009. what could it have been like aboard that plane with that turbulence? still getting news in. >> we know it was a continental flight on its way to houston, texas, from rio de janeiro, a boeing 767, diverted to miami after dozens of people were injured because of violent turbulence. abc aviation expert lisa stark has the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, it was a boeing 767 as you say. it was a continental flight 128. that's a wide-bodied jet. we're told that there were 168 people on board. that's passenger and crew. they were on their way from rio de janeiro to houston where they hit turbulence. they were climbing to
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 9:00pm EDT
standing up and saying no. stop the threat. stop calling people out. rush limbaugh -- rush limbaugh -- >> compared them to the republican fringe vote. >> he's it's unchallenged self-proclaimed leader of the republican leader. >> he's a wonderful voice on the radio. he's not the republican party. they're marginalizing these folks at these events saying they're fringe, when there are literally house to and thousands of people who have never been active in politics before who are coming out and exercising their free speech and want to have this discussion in congress. when you marginalize themselves by calling them names. >> they have. because responsible republicans don't have the courage to stand up for limbaugh, to stand up to glenn beck, to stand up to the guy who brought a gun to the rally in new hampshire. the man brought a loaded gun. >> people are not afraid to stand up, i think we're seeing that at these town hall meetings. they're eager and energized to talk to members of congress to let them know how they feel. it's wonderful that this vote did not go through. >> you're not
FOX News
Aug 12, 2009 11:00pm EDT
: they tried to do that with rush limbaugh, and i think they had a victory by having rush limbaugh running the republican party, and now they are trying to do that to fox ms. buy saying, "fox news is trying to destroy it -- they are trying to do that with fox news by saying, "fox news is trying to distort it -- to destroy it. do not let them." >> they are pointing out the facts about it. i have had 150,000 people buy my book so far. people are learning the facts and understanding that if this thing goes through it is going to be like canada. 8-week waits if you have cancer. canada has a 25% higher cancer rates. this is life and death. bill: if they do not get the micro of it, they are getting the macro of it, that there are going to be big changes, and the changes could be harmful. budick morris, everybody. by his book, "catastrophe." directly ahead, senator claire mccaskill will be here. i will be gentle with her. and later, miley cyrus. is the 16-year-old being marketed as a sex sex taking its rightful place in a long line of amazing performance machines. this is the new e-coupe. this is
NBC
Aug 8, 2009 7:00am EDT
angry mobs. >> reporter: some on display get stoked by the provocative megaphones of rush limbaugh who went so far as accusing democrats of wanting to soernlize medicine of nazi germany. >> the obama health care logo is damn close to a nazi swastika logo. >> reporter: to encourage attend, conservative organizers acknowledge they sent e-mail alerts to members but argue the anger is real. >> i think that the politicians should be careful about so easily dismissing this many people showing up and participating in the process. >> reporter: virginia democrat jim moran expects to get an earful. >> funny to be opposed. i don't think it's fine to come in with the objective of disrupting the town hall meetings. >> reporter: for "today," kelly o'donnell, nbc news, washington. >>> for more on the political impact of all of this let's turn to john horowitz, chief washington kornt for cnbc. john, good morning. >> hey, jenna. >> with all the shoving and yells at all the town halls it's hard to get a sense of which side is being heard. how big of an impact will this have on congress when they return
CNN
Aug 11, 2009 6:00am EDT
of rush limbaugh whose website compares the reform supporters to nazis. a conservative group that's backing the protest insists the anti-reform movement is there. how do you respobd to the charge that this is all orchestrated and artificial if it's coming from talk show hosts and websites? >> reporter: if that were the case, you wouldn't see the massive turnout. the average person is at work when rush limbaugh is on the radio. >> reporter: out of nowhere, a bystander listening in came up to us to say ditto. >> thank you very much. >> you happen to agree with this gentleman? >> i do. >> reporter: democrats are flexing their grassroots. the former obama volunteers are back in campaign mode. >> we have folks who are anxious about change who love to play the fear card. >> reporter: it's about facts not fear. but time and again, he falsely compared democratic health care proposals to a canadian style universal system. >> the ones coming out the house are not canadian style. you know that? >> universal health care in any way, shape, or form is a bad notion. >> reporter: as for senator j
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2009 7:00am EDT
, president obama. it is against everything he is trying to do. you loud mouths like rush limbaugh, sean hannity, all these other folks that you listen to daily, even my good friend joe scarborough, it is ridiculous. all you are trying to do is disrupt something a needs to be done for all people. not just your people and the people you e-mail and try to get something done to disrupt something. host: let's hear from our guest. guest: we have been opposing big government for 25 years. doesn't matter who is proposing it. we proposed many of george bush's policies that were encroachments into people's lives. we opposed bill clinton's tax hikes. we opposed george bush role one's tax hikes. it has nothing to do with president obama. it has to do with healthcare reform going in the wrong direction. we've got a lot of ideas and none of them is it the current legislation and we think it takes it entirely in the wrong direction so we are opposed to the policy. host: how many members does freedomworks claim? >> we have over 700,000 members that we have built up the last 25 years. host: free to jo
CBS
Aug 8, 2009 6:00am EDT
the critics to go and be heard, and rush limbaugh, whipping people into a frenzy comparing this to nazi policies. >> adolf hitler ruled like dictate, like barack obama. >> reporter: they're mobilizing hopes they'll out number in critics and the white house hopes that by remaining calm, the tactics will backfire. >> we can discuss the issues without being uncivilized. it's the same thing i tell my 6- year-old. >> reporter: to give an idea of how nasty the battle has become,the capitol hill police are investigating a death threat against a congressman from north carolina. chip read, cbs news, the white house. >>> at a meeting on the eastern shore, a congressman was one of many democrats experiencing that anger firsthand. republican senator martinez made it officials saying he'll resign 16 months early. >> today, i'm announcing the decision to step down effective upon a successor to take over. >> reporter: he says that the decision will allow him to spend time with his family in florida and governor charlie crist is going to replace another replacement. >>> meanwhile, sonia sotomayor is ho
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
limbaugh comparing nancy pelosi and the democrats to the nazis. that comes on top of those aechbt-obama town halls that featured at least one person carrying a sign that accused obama of having a nazi-style health plan. >> just say no! just say no! just say no! just say no! >>> as we pointed out before, this is a well-organized set of protests. those mob scenes are supported in part by a group called freedom works, and today the afl-cio, the labor organization announced it's going to send people to town halls as well to confront the anti-obama teams. we have organizers on both sides tonight to show the fight right here on the set. >>> plus, the battle for america. the story of the most exciting presidential election of our times. why did ted kennedy break with the clintons and support obama.
NBC
Aug 8, 2009 6:00am EDT
stoked by the provocative megaphone of rush limbaugh, who went so far as accusing democrats of wanting to socialize medicine of nazi germany. >> the obama health care logo is dam close to a nazi swastika logo. >> reporter: democrats argue the anger is real. >> i think that the politicians should be carefully about so easily dismissing this many people showing up and participating in the process. >> reporter: vginia democrat jim moran expects to get an earful. >> it's fine to be opposed, i don't think it's fine to come in with the objective of disrupting the town hall meetings. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. president obama will use his internet radio address to talk about a health care reform bill. >>> senator mel martinez of florida made a surprise announcement yesterday, he is stepping down. >> the next phase of my life is going to be in the private sector. however, as a private-sector citizen, i do hope that i can have a voice to speak on issues that i consider important. but that's as far as it goes. i have no specific plans for my future. >> martinez is a former chairman o
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2009 1:00pm EDT
senator called the protesters un-american. she retracted that. rush limbaugh went on a long speech during his radio show where he compared democrats to nazis. he compared the president to hitler. i am wondering if the president has seen any of this. the nazi imagery has been condemned by jewish groups but i'm wondering if he feels anything about this. >> i think he has seen news reports. i don't know whether it is written or cable reports. regardless of where we are and the differences we have on an issue as important as health care, i know the president believes strongly that we can discuss these issues without personally maligning the person we are discussing this issue with. we want to do so in a way that respects the dignity of each individual. i think anytime you make references to what happened in germany in the '30's and 40's, i think you are talking about an event that has no equivalent. anytime anyone ventures to compare anything to that, they are on thin ice. it is best not deployed. we can have a discussion in our democracy about where we want to go and why or why not we want t
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2009 9:00pm EDT
is added to the cast of gossip girl and a sex tape surfaces featuring rush limbaugh and glenn beck and a sex doll with ronald reagan's face on the front. actually i'm sorry. that should be the things that have happened. >> santorum is downplaying the iowa visit but says your voice becomes more amplified. sounds like a message from thomas edison. the recording device -- your voice becomes more amplified in a place like iowa or new hampshire. is that the lesson for the republicans? don't change the message. just turn it up to 11. >> don't under estimate the power of sheer volume, keith. the town hall protests have proved anything, in fact you don't need to say anything, just sheer noise. a bit of a display. in a short sentence describe to me the public option. >> an alternative to the -- >> see how effective that is, keith? >> the talking stain commercial comes to mind. santorum and 2012, all the other possibilities seem to have come back to the pack for various reasons. at this point, if the republicans had to nominate somebody today for 2012, who would tobacco and you can't pick pa
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
against obama. >> reporter: rush limbaugh compared a logo for the white house health care plan to a nawz did i symbol. >> the obama health care logo is [ bleep ] close to a nazi swastika logo. >> reporter: and the internet is full of references to the president as hitler or socialist or racist. >> this guy,i believe, a racist. >> reporter: to date, the secret service has disrupted at least three different assassination plots tied to white supremacist groups. so there were serious concerns this week in new hampshire when a man sood across the street with his gun on full and legal display. >> it's clearly nerve-racking when he's out in the open. i think when they do fear something could happen to him. >> reporter: and in a new report, the southern poverty loss center says since obama took office, there has been a sharp growth in the so-called militia groups, the kind that helped spawn a wave of domestic terrorism in the 1990s. ♪ [music] ♪ now they use youtube, rock music and the internet to recruit new members to spread their words of hate and fear, including this one from the supposed
NBC
Aug 8, 2009 9:00am EDT
by the megaphone of rush limbaugh who went so far. >>> the obama health care logo is damn close to a nazi swastika logo. >> reporter: they argue the emit is rule. >> i think that the politicians should be careful about so easily dismissing this many people showing up and participating in the process. >> reporter: virginia democrat jim moran expects to get an earful. >> it's fine to be opposed. i don't think it's fine to come in with the objective of disrupting the town hall meetings. >>> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. president obama used his weekly radio address to zplan health care reform and explain what it will do for most people it. >> knows not about putting government in charge of your health care zmurns. it's about you putting your health care insurance. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. >> bob mcdonnell says the answer for people who have no insurance is a free market, not a nationalized system. >>> senator martinez made a surprising announcement yesterday. >> as a private sector citizen i do hope
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2009 8:00pm EDT
the last minute to talk about that episode. he became the soaring, rush limbaugh and others said you will be biased in your hosts in this debate and the walter cronkite. it was to be the subject of that furious continent -- controversy for a while? >> guest: i use it but at the time i was presented by my little possy who do not let me see a lot of what was said in which was a good thing because afterward and said it my god i never would have done this because there's senes but it was helpful. people like rush limbaugh who is an entertainer and can say whatever he dislikes but did not a i mean and the people i thought i knew and should have it is a small effort to get it right and those of the people who i felt unfairly treated by the people who i did not know who were mean to me i didn't care and the vast majority in turned out for people who did know and work with me and who immediately sent this can't be sure and i felt vindicated by that. >> host: thank you, gwen ifill, author of a "the breakthrough: politics and race in the age of obama". also visible on your local pbs statio
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 7:00am EDT
limbaugh. this guy in miami beach is blaming president obama for the state of his job? he should be blaming bush. bush was in office eight years. z no are a result much 12 years of republicans taking jobs to other countries. >> you talked about folks who have stopped looking for jobs. >> out sources has continued over the years. there's also jobs that are in sourced there is a little bit of a balance. in terms of the stats. you are counted as unemployed if you are actively looking. if you've stopped looking, then you become the discouraged worker and you drop off the rolls. i think it is best to look at the general trend on the unemployment rate. we are seeing some of the worst unemployment we've had since the depression. host: in the hartford current, they have a map of the u.s. this is not seasonally adjusted. the states in white have unemployment rate below 8%. in light orange social security 8-10%. the states in dark orange, the unemployment rate is above 15%. can you explain why it seems more people are out of work along the coasts? >> part has to do with the real estate bubble we had.
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 8:00pm EDT
and pests need to be kept away, and i mean no disrespect to rush limbaugh or sarah palin. it is up to us to make this president do what he promised us he would do. he is not just going to get in there and do it. we have got to force his hand to give us the things he promised on this beach. there are a lot of people around him that do politics the old way, back when i did not know what a laptop was, because of the cut of their suit or how much money they have, they think that equals power, and it does not. power is with the people, and the people in this room. we elected a lot of congress people. we elected a lot of centaurs. hello mr. franken from minnesota. it is up to us to keep the pressure on. i cannot name the number of chiefs of staff that call my office and say this is a tough vote for us. we are in a marginal seat and we have to make sure we do not get too crazy. it is going to be a tough election. no shit. we were there when you got elected the first time. remember that e-mail's and the labor unions and young people? we will be there again, but you have to perform. you will have
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 7:00am EDT
into law a healthcare plan with $50 co-pay for abortion. what did rush limbaugh and others from fox news let this guy go by? why did christian leadership endorsed this guy? guest: it is a great country. you can say anything you want if you do not believe in the laws. the supreme court does not tell me what to do, i believe in it, it is not legal. fine, make a choice. run for yourself, become president -- we will debated. that is part of the backdrop, anger and frustration that people have, that is the backdrop for the next campaign. host: here, a reporter spending new year's eve in iowa. the following tuesday was in new hampshire. it was an extraordinary five-day window that shaped the race. guest: no question, that was one the most intense periods in the campaign. january 3, barack obama wins iowa, and it easily in the three-way race. host: what about john edwards? what if he had guest: won iowa it is one of the great if's. even if john edwards had one eye when he could not have been the nominee -- even if he hadwon iowa. if obama one had finished third in iowa i think his chances would
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 11:00pm EDT
massachusetts and signed into law a healthcare plan with $50 co-pay for abortion. what did rush limbaugh and others from fox news let this guy go by? why did christian leadership endorsed this guy? guest: it is a great country. you can say anything you want if you do not believe in the laws. the supreme court does not tell me what to do, i believe in it, it is not legal. fine, make a choice. run for yourself, become president -- we will debated. that is part of the backdrop, anger and frustration that people have, that is the backdrop for the next campaign. host: here, a reporter spending new year's eve in iowa. the following tuesday was in new hampshire. it was an extraordinary five-day window that shaped the race. guest: no question, that was one the most intense periods in the campaign. january 3, barack obama wins iowa, and it easily in the three-way race. host: what about john edwards? what if he had guest: won iowa it is one of the great if's. even if john edwards had one eye when he could not have been the nominee -- even if he hadwon iowa. if obama one had finished third in iowa
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
into the open. rush limbaugh compared a logo for the plan to a nazi symbol. >> the obama health care logo is damn close to a nazi swastika logo. >> reporter: and the internet is full of references to the president as hitler or as a racist. >> this guy is i believe a racist. >> reporter: to date the secret service has disrupted at least three different assassation plots tied to white supremacist groups so there is serious concern this week in new hampshire when a man stood across the street from a presidential town hall meeting with his gun on full and legal display. >> it's clearly nerve-racking when he's out in the open. i think they really do fear that something could happen to him. >> reporter: and in a new report, southern poverty law center says that since obama took office, there has been a sharp growth in the so-called militia groups, the kind that helped spawn a wave of domestic terrorism in the 1990s. ♪ >> reporter: now they use youtube, rock music and the internet to recruit new members and spread their words of hate and fear including this one from the supposed leader of the
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 11:00pm EDT
side like rush limbaugh, god, and the facts, but -- but even with all that, how do you see the -- the conservative movement as a whole being able to communicate our message effectively to the american people as a whole and kind of the middle, nonpolitically elite class when we have such an establishment of media and, like, showmanship up against us where they twist our words and just sell lies all day that we can hardly combat? >> well, let me say, first of all, that i was active as a candidate during the rise of reagan and then i was a congressman for the last two years through the presidential campaign of 1980, and then i served with him for eight years in the congress when he was president. and we had -- you could argue that we had a harder time because we didn't have limbaugh, we didn't have fox news, we didn't have hannity, we didn't have the internet and so there was actually probably a greater net monopoly by abc, nbc, cbs, "the new york times" in that era than there is today. i have two practical pieces of advice for you. the first is sheer repetition. i mean, if yo
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 9:00am EDT
to their leader, drug-addicted rush limbaugh. i'm very concerned hearding they show up at the meetings with ak-47s because that's quote unquote is their right. they want this president not only hurt, but gone. if you know what gone means, you get my drift. because they are never going to give him any leeway. the republicans that call before me, there are very few and far between. as far as joe that georgia, he calls all the time. he's one of the radicals. why are they taking -- what they they lost with him in the white house? please have them call in and tell me. >> >> host: molly, hold on. the headline white house backs right to arms outside obama events. >> caller: but did they do it before inform this is a side to president obama. they want to intimidate him. it's a prop for that. and i heard that they take these guns. : it is in them and giving a sign, we are in power and we got the guns and i tell you if they don't get a handle on the radical right wing with this bitch real hatred of our president of the united states -- vitriolic hatred. host: is a bipartisan health bill and poor? donnell on
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 7:00am EDT
news and to disrupt -- rush limbaugh and to disrupt the organized campaigns. you noticed that most of the disruption is in democratic town halls. they are not disrupting republican town halls. that let's you know it is planned. unfortunately like this last lady said, they are usually older people who are already on socialize medicare and either don't realize they are on socialized medicine already. texting host: thank you, jamie. a common from teresa from twitter. peaceably assemble. " the new york times" on the front-page reports on how people start their day with waking up and getting on line first. coffee can wait, the day's first stop is on line. i will pull this and just read a piece of the story. the surge in early risers is reflected an on line and wireless traffic patterns. internet companies that used to watch traffic levels rise only when people booted up at work now see the uptick much earlier. a boston company that analyzes internet use says web traffic and the united states gradually decline to midnight until 6:00 a.m. on the east coast and then a huge morning caffeine
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
yesterday was asked -- most of those questions come from r ush limbaugh and others like an. she was his plan and others with her that they work mis informed -- this is not even in the bill. then, when he answered that question for them instead of them listening they were screaming and hollering. how can in would have a discussion if they do not listen to one another's opinions? host: on the republican line from philadelphia. caller: you do a great job, young lady. my comment is about the history of recession. the democrats created the first recession in 1937. there was a tariff act from 1890 that was signed into law by president harrison. the act included among other items, taxing opium and marijuana at $10 per pound. you have the fbi in the 1930's who created so much propaganda against people who believe these things who believe these things should not exist anymore, going up to the prohibition. i am a muslim who supported over cleveland twice. we will continue to boycott any body who wants to be like ronald reagan. thank you. host: today in "the usa today" they note that president obama wi
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 7:00am EDT
that rush limbaugh made the other day about the democratic party and nazis -- every point he made with either misleading or false. we need a strong republican party to keep democrats in line. if we do not have a sensible republican party, we will get the opposite of what we had during the bush administration. that is where the democratic party failed to exercise their checks and balance responsibilities. it is the
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 7:00am EDT
is the president of as well. how many republicans are going to say, ok, rush limbaugh, you have to get over this because he is reaching out. host: are you supporting the public option? caller: honestly, i do not understand the public option. if it makes sense, we should try a, a public option or cooperative. -- we should try it, public option or cooperative. host: thank you. next caller. caller: i worked for the post office, our insurance -- we had every time that we wanted to pick from. we chose ourselves from all over the country. i do not see why we cannot have that now for everybody. host: next call from michigan on the independent line. good morning. what do you think about president barack obama? is he compromising too much? caller: i think that have a unique perspective on this situation. i am a health care provider that happens to own his own business. i have a daughter with a pre- existing condition. i also have first-time knowledge of the single payer run system in ireland. i think that the system out there does the most to decrease the prices in health insurance, and i will leave
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 7:00am EDT
they are basically racist, they listened three hours a day to their leader, the fact, drug addicted rush limbaugh, and i am very concerned about heard they show up with ak-47's because that "is their right." they want this president to not only heard but they want him gone, and if you know what gone means you get my drift because they are never, ever going to give him leeway. and a republican who calls before me, they are very few and far between and as far as joe mceachern, the inbred in georgia, he calls in all the time, he is one of the radicals about taking the country back. what have they lost with him and the white house? please, have them call in and tell me. host: on page a3 of "the washington post" this morning, white house backs rights arms outside obama events. robert gates, white house press secretary said people are entitled to carry weapons outside such events if local law allowing "there are laws that govern firearms better done state or locally," he said. "those laws don't change when the present comes to your state or locality." caller: did they do it before? this is a sign to ob
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 10:00am EDT
gates well enough to know -- the most surprising thing about hearing rush limbaugh and these guys go off, want to tell them president obama and professor gates might no way more than the most of the rest of us. [laughter] we are giving you the best we have. this is the very best we have, intellectually personally, and in their sense of wanting to bridge socially and personally and intellectually. if you reject them, if they are labeled as militant or radical or racist, there is no hope. >> what i know is i knew my role on the streets of detroit. i know while i met the crib, yes sir, no sir, at that is what you think, yes sir. intellectually, i am raising a finger at him, but i understand you have to show your young kids not to pave the way professor gates did. you don't have a harvard pedigree and you don't have barack obama as your friend. you be quiet and silent until you can assert your man had later on. not testosterone, black survival. that's what the real deal is. [applause] i do think we are trying to look at a macro situation through a micro lens. you talk about somebody's mamma,
CBS
Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
say she's pro abortion and i remember rush limbaugh even back in june said her record on abortion is not clear. what is your objection to her nomination? >> she's been evasive on a number of questions. i met with her privately. i asked her some fairly simple questions about the constitution, the bill of rights. she seems more founded in precedent than in upholding the constitution. and a number of us are very concerned about an activist court that's trying to expand what the constitution intends for the federal government to do. >> do you think that her record has been a record of an activist? >> we have some problems with a number of her decisions, particularly on bill of rights questions such as the second amendment. the decision that she made about the firemen was questionable. a lot of her speeches suggest that she has a different idea of what a justice should do. but she had some confirmation conversions, and she came back to the point of view of a constructionist type of judge. but she has not been consistent in her comments and seems very evasive wit
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 8:30am EDT
has been showcased in a book touted by rush limbaugh himself entitled great american conservative women. it is fitting that her work should be included in such a collection of literature as this text given that she is an unyielding supporter of young women
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 1:00pm EDT
that the president is the president of as well. how many republicans are going to say, ok, rush limbaugh, you have to get over this because he is reaching out. host: are you supporting the public option? caller: honestly, i do not understand the public option. if it makes sense, we should try a, a public option or cooperative. -- we should try it, public option or cooperative. host: thank you. next caller. caller: i worked for the post office, our insurance -- we had every time that we wanted to pick from. we chose ourselves from all over the country. i do not see why we cannot have that now for everybody. host: next call from michigan on the independent line. good morning. what do you think about president barack obama? is he compromising too much? caller: i think that have a unique perspective on this situation. i am a health care provider that happens to own his own business. i have a daughter with a pre- existing condition. i also have first-time knowledge of the single payer run system in ireland. i think that the system out there does the most to decrease the prices in health insurance, and
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